The debate between manufactured stone veneer and real stone veneer is one that likely won't go away any time soon. It's something we encounter almost every day and work with our customers to guide them through the process. Although we always prefer the real stone to the imitation product, we understand there is a time and place when manufactured stone may be a better option for a project than using real stone veneer.
In a world where many things are mass produced and everything has a "cookie cutter" feel to it people seek the opportunity to express themselves. Our products and patterns provide more than 140 different stone veneer options but when someone has their own vision we want to do our part to help them achieve what the desired look and make it as easy as possible.
There was little doubt that when this home was completed it would grab the attention of everyone in the architecture and design world. Sweenor Builders, a Rhode Island based design+build firm, recently completed this project in Narragansett, RI, and it's been turning heads ever since.
Colonial Tan Mosaic with Wood Doors (Photo Credit: Talia Sweenor)
When there is a discussion about stone veneer most people think of the manufactured or faux stone. We refer to our process as manufacturing but make no mistake about it, our stone is 100% real. This is a common question and we are often asked how this process works. As Director of Operations I thought a short video would help explain what we do to make the stone veneer you order from us every day.
Thin Stone Veneer Siding: Oak Ridge Strip
It doesn't take a lot of stone veneer to make a big difference in your home. In fact, some of the smallest projects we have seen have had more of an impact than the large ones. It's often not the size of the project that counts, it's what you do with it.
CT Blend Mosaic Fire Pit Adds Color & Texture to This Patio